New MBP: Switching Graphics Processors?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mac In School, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Okay, I don't get it.

    I'm currently running on the power adapter. I went into the energy saver settings, and had a look around. It was configured to always run using the onboard graphics processor. So I changed it so it would be running on the onboard graphics processor while on battery, and dedicated graphics processor while plugged in. It prompted me to confirm a log off/on. I accepted.

    Now I'm running on the dedicated graphics processor, but both settings (battery and power adapter) are now set to run on the dedicated processor. It doesn't appear to be an actual "setting", as much as it is an odd way to switch back and forth between the two.

    Am I missing something?
  2. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2007
    Lake Elsinore, California
    Unfortunately, you cant force the computer to use either depending on the power supply. Its strictly manual. you have to change it back and fourth as you choose.
  3. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    Unfortunately there is no on the fly graphics switching at the moment. This will be fixed either with a software update, or with Snow Leopard.

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